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By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 14, 2006

You must understand, good people, that progress takes many forms.

An artist has been given a grant to put on an exhibition consisting of nothing but an empty gallery. Simon Pope, aged 40, said the aim was to encourage people to walk around the empty rooms and discuss memories of other galleries.

A Chapter spokeswoman said: 'We set agendas, we don't follow them.' She said participants in the exhibition could perform 'a seemingly impossible feat: summoning up remote spaces -- through memory, body, speech and movement -- reduplicating the spaces, so that they exist at two locations simultaneously."

A walk through empty rooms ... and he's paid for it.

Simon my lad, you've got a glorious future awaiting you as the Vocations Coordinator for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Tell 'em we sent you.

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  • Posted by: Sterling - Nov. 14, 2006 3:05 PM ET USA

    No, he shouldn't be Vocations Director, he'll be much in demand to design "worship spaces."

  • Posted by: - Nov. 14, 2006 12:31 PM ET USA

    Where can I get grant money? I can "-- through memory, body, speech and movement --" reduplicate Mr.Pope and his exhibit without ever leaving home.

  • Posted by: ladybird - Nov. 14, 2006 11:01 AM ET USA

    I love it! Finally an honest depiction (the empty, undressed room) of the Emperor of our day - Relativism! You know, one man's empty room is another man's treasure trove replete with lavish recollections of (here insert something profound).

  • Posted by: - Nov. 14, 2006 10:12 AM ET USA

    Vocations Coordinator? Forget that, shoot for the top! If you're going to produce something from nothing run for office as a progressive democrat!

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